Positively Purrfect! - A review of Batman ‘66 #1 with a title I really should have saved for the Catwoman issue, but hey! At least I found this gorgeous picture of Julie Newmar’s famous cat burglar by series artist Jonathan Case. Anyway, read on patient friends.
I seriously cannot get over how good a digital comic Batman ‘66 is.
I am not saying I am surprised a digital comic can be good, because so many consistently make up my favorites.
But how perfectly suited this book is to its format.
The amazing folks at Thrillbent are doing beautiful things with this format, and I truly want to recommend them. But this book is so expertly engineered for this precise medium. The writing is spot on, a pitch-perfect adaptation that never feels like mimicry or mockery. The art is superb; the absurd use of color evokes our memories of the Technicolor series, yet never apes it, pushing it instead to nearly abstract levels of neon. It revels in its history, with action lines made up of swirling Ben-Day dots of increasing size, and sound effects that consume the screen. Yet it is one of the best existing examples of what comics will evolve into in the years to come.
And on top of it all, it’s fun. Joyously beaming on a crowded bus after a ten hour shift on your feet fun.
I love it so much.
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